Mary carlisle crehore / women's & family ministry
Mary Carlisle was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and attended Vanderbilt University. Although she was raised in the Episcopal church, she found the PCA via RUF. She moved to Austin to complete the RUF internship at UT, and almost instantly decided Grace + Peace would be her church home. When she's not working, Mary Carlisle enjoys going on walks, being with friends and their dogs, drinking coffee and eating tacos, and exercising with iGnite Your Life fitness group.
Mac Meador / Minister of Music & Young Adults
Mac is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of The College of William and Mary (2013), studying International Relations. After college, he moved to Washington D.C. to be the college minister of Fourth Presbyterian Church. While he was there though, he felt the Lord was calling him to pursue and study music in the church. He moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to complete an internship in Art and Worship.
After that year, he moved to Austin to come on staff at Grace + Peace as the Worship and Art Director. He is one of 5 kids, most of which are spread across the southern United States. He spends much of his time writing music, reading in coffee shops, and pretending he still has a shot at making the NBA.
Robbie Jane Pope / Operations sUPPORT
Robbie Jane Pope grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007. Her church background is an interesting assortment of the following denominations: PCA, Methodist, Episcopalian, Non-Denominational, and a variety of church camps. Robbie Jane has lived in Austin since 2010, and her career experience is in non-profit, communications, and events.
She and her husband, Daniel, met during the Passing of the Peace at All Saints Presbyterian, Grace + Peace’s mother church. Robbie Jane loves hosting friends and family in their home, their daughter (Winnie), their French Bulldog (Hootie), time in the mountains, and the Grace + Peace family!
MEGHANN PRESLEY / Children's Director
A native Texan and proud Baylor grad, Meghann is wife to Luke and mom to Avery, Eleanor, and Jack. In her days before motherhood, she spent her time pursuing a career in the pastry world, but now she bakes mostly for family and friends and hunts down the best pastry shops in any town she visits. Meghann was previously on staff with the children’s ministry at All Saints, our mother church, and she is excited to be part of the work and vision of the Grace + Peace family.
Mike St. John / Director of operations
Mike began his career in Dallas-Fort Worth in digital graphics, then in operations management. In 2009, he felt a calling to full-time church work and accepted a position in Austin. He received his Master of Arts in Ministry Practice (MAMP) with an emphasis on church administration from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2015. The same year, he and his family joined All Saints Presbyterian Church. Mike joined the Grace + Peace staff in 2018. Mike’s wife Ann is a 6th grade teacher at Regents School of Austin and they have five children – Nathanael, Max, Annaliese, Isabelle and Ethan.
Grace + Peace is very grateful for the work of the Simmons Family - Pastor Jay Simmons, his wife Jen, and their daughters Story and Annie - for their faithfulness in planting and establishing our church as a place of worship and authenticity.